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  1. I'm modern Robin Hood, says WHO head

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun has defended her record as head of the World Health Organisation in the face of mounting pressure by member states for reforms ... The controversial former director of health in Hong Kong said: 'The WHO director general is like an international civil servant. 'The constitution and the appointment document do state that I have ...

  2. Sars hero hopes to be appointed new head of Chinese University

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Named a 'Sars hero' six years ago, Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu now hopes to bring his passion for curing the sick to educating the young, as the new head of Chinese ... is now head of the university's department of medicine and therapeutics, and associate dean of the medical faculty. He has been head of Shaw College since February last year. Sung said ...

  3. Surprised tourists treated to state banquet in Beijing

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Beijing Tourism Bureau last night hosted a banquet at the Great Hall of the People for more than 500 tourists, among the first foreign tour groups to have arrived in the capital since the WHO lifted its travel advisory on June 24. The 539 people ate a state banquet, worth about 300 yuan (HK$282) a head, after several days of sightseeing in the capital. The bureau invited them ...

  4. State body seeks probe into drugs safety chief

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang Investigation into watchdog's leader coincides with hepatitis C scandal The State Council has ordered a thorough investigation into the conduct of the former state drugs watchdog chief sacked last year on suspicion of taking bribes. Zheng Xiaoyu, who was removed as head of the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) in June, is alleged to have taken bribes ...

  5. State-of-the-art device gives heart to coronary patients

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Heart patients implanted with a state-of-the-art device can wait for as long as 10 years before they need surgery to change the batteries. This is almost double the life of most long-lasting batteries used in conventional pacemakers, which have to be renewed every five to seven years, said Yu Cheuk-man, head of cardiology at Chinese University. The university is one ...


    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Divia Harilela, P. Ramakrishnan ANNABELLE BOND adventurer Annabelle Bond looks more like a fashion magazine cover girl than adventure climber. But the 43-year-old has made history several times with an incredible career that has included scaling the seven ...

  7. Handling with care

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to palliative care,' states the WHO report. The benefits of palliative care on patients' well-being and life expectancy are well researched. A study published in 2010 in the New England ... patients. Dr Lam Po-tin, head of the palliative care unit at United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong, visits two patients' homes a week with another doctor and nurses. Lam says the unit, ...

  8. Expat's body found in flat with head injuries

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Police are investigating the death of a South American expat after he was found with head injuries at a flat in Mid-Levels. A call was made to emergency services in English at 8.20pm saying the man had fallen sick at the flat in Cheong King Court, in High Street. He was confirmed dead at the scene by an ambulance crew. Officers found his injuries suspicious ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... InBrief Consultant sees salaries heading up International human resources and finance consultant Watson Wyatt predicts Hong Kong's average salary increase rate for most industry ... to arthritis, the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said. It was the CDC's first major evaluation on work limitations caused by arthritis. The CDC based the findings ...

  10. Sexual revolution in a state of ignorance

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... of teaching young people how to develop an optimal state of physical and mental health. For this to be effective, though, material on sexual issues must be reviewed periodically and the message ...




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